The fighting in the Reichswald wore on and took an incredible toll in both Allied and German casualties. On March 2, 1945, British soldiers prepare to board Kangaroo troop carriers for the assault on the German town of Kervenheim, three miles south of Udem, another key town that had to be taken during the sluggish advance toward the Ruhr.
Airborne soldiers retrieve folding motorcycles or 'Welbikes' from equipment containers, Bulford, 9 June 1943
During combat operations in Italy in October 1944, soldiers of the 91st Infantry Division rest against a rocky outcropping and eat K Rations. The K Ration was relatively easy to transport, and it was alternately loved and hated by GIs the world over.